Second Quarter Shipments of Tablet PCs Down
Etitor’s Rant: Hello? Microsoft? Do you hear me now? Hurry up with your XP Service Pack (Tablet OS update). This is getting rediculous. We heard some talk (and talk is cheap) that the full on Tablet OS Update included in XP Service Pack 2 was going to be released back in June. Here we are in the middle of August, with nothing available from Microsoft except how to “get ready for Service Pack 2” which is supposed to magically arrive for XP users who have Windows Automatic Updates configured correctly. To be frank, I think this approach is a load of crap. Windows users have paid a good some of money for licensing fees and even more for the Tablet PC Edition.
So, sales are down. This is no surprise to me. Until somebody gets their ass in gear up there in Redmond, Tablet PC’s can’t get the big push. So until then (any day now), let’s hope we see the update made available to us. Oh and one more thing. Let’s lose the “Automatic Update” method and gain a little more control over our own copies of XP. Perhaps with a little more of a customer centric attitude from Microsoft, we will see less editorials like this:
The tablets aren’t working